The fish market in Place St. François:
“Comprising a few rows of trestle tables set out around the square’s central fountain, this busy, noisy fish market is best visited early on in the day, when the catch is fresh in from the trawlers. Then, you’ll find a glistening tableau of sea life spread out over jewel-like beds of ice. Come later and the ice has melted, all but a few morsels have been sold and the gulls are gathering on the surrounding rooftops.” (Credit: TimeOut Nice)
Just beside this square at #5 is the lovely restaurant, Fragola, where I recently enjoyed a lobster dinner – a fitting meal considering its location, n’est-ce pas?
I asked for a some melted butter, since I like to dip my bites of lobster into it (à la Américaine), but was served the lobster with apparently some butter drizzled on top of it by the chef. I had to equate my request to the concept of escargots/snails soaking in their garlic butter to get the point across of needing a dish of melted butter. It was finally served, although there may have been some puzzled head shaking by the server and/or the chef at this bizarre request!
It was deliciously delectable, as we were seated by the window in a delightful, charming setting – the best table in the restaurant in my opinion. I couldn’t take a photo of the exterior, as there was scaffolding in place – Definitely a place to return to!